If you have a LEGO fan, you'll definitely want to head to the Cleveland Botanical Garden to check out their special event this summer. The LEGO sculptures are at the garden from May 27 – August 27, 2017.
Nature Connects at Cleveland Botanical Garden
There are 13 different LEGO sculptures located throughout the gardens. When you arrive, grab a map from the main desk and follow the designated path throughout the gardens. The location of each of the LEGO sculptures are identified on the map.
Each of the sculptures are of a different nature theme, including a butterfly, humming bird, peacock, a family of deer, two people gardening, a bird bath and more.
The largest LEGO sculpture is the deer family. A total of 84,442 LEGO bricks were used to create it.
You can easily spend a couple hours walking through the gardens, enjoying the flowers, participating in the activities in the children's garden, playing on the the three tree houses and of course looking at the LEGO sculptures.
Tips for Your Trip from Other Parents
- The easiest place to part is the garage. It does fill up so it's best to arrive early in the day to ensure you'll get a spot. Otherwise there are various places to park along the side of the road throughout Wade Oval.
- Both the gardens and glasshouse are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Just ask in the main lobby when you arrive.
- Aside from the glasshouse, the vast majority of the gardens are outside, so dress for the weather. Sunblock is great for the summer and put a small umbrella in your bag just in case.
- The education department does a great job designing engaging activities for children of all ages and families. There are multiple interactive demonstrations held throughout the day.
- There is a small indoor cafe as well as an outdoor eating area where they were making wood fire pizzas to order. Outside food is not permitted in the garden, however, there you can enjoy a picnic lunch in the grass at Wade Oval right next to the gardens.
- The Garden's size allows for you to take it all in during one leisure visit, but is varied enough that you'll want to come back throughout the year to see it during the different seasons.
- The bathroom facilities are very family-friendly. They have multiple changing tables in the women's restroom and a separate family restroom.
- If you are planning to visit more than once throughout the year, a family membership is worth the investment. In addition, they offer free admission for active duty military and military veterans and discounted admission and low income families.
- Members also get in free to the Holden Arboretum, so if you are planning to go to both the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in the same year, get the family membership and save.
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Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd Cleveland, OH 44106
The gardens are open year round, but the LEGO exhibit is only on display during the summer of 2017 (May 27 – August 27, 2017)